Our men in sheds project is a place where like minded older men can come together and have a chat over tea and biscuits whilst learning new skills such as woodworking, IT, Art and much more...

We have received funding from the Big Lottery to develop the project over the next 5 years.

Using a hand router

The shed aims to support older men aged 55 and over who may have experienced life changing events such as redundancy, retirement, bereavement and mental or physical ill-health. It may be that you are just looking for something new to do!

The shed is a safe, supportive and friendly place to meet, where men can socialise, do a bit of light work or busy themselves doing a hobby or learn new skills.

'Shedders' will have access to facilities and workshop space where they can share skills and learn skills.

It's an opportunity to get out and about and get involved in something new and different and continue to be happy and enjoy life as it should be.

It really does work. Members have said things like; "It puts fun and laughter back into life"; "It's better than daytime TV or nodding off in my chair".


Why not come along and have a look for yourself?

The Age UK Barnsley Men in Sheds Project is located in Barnsley town centre and is easily accessible via public transport.

For more information please the Men in Sheds Project worker Malcolm Poskitt directly on 01226  730412.

Age UK Barnsley - Men in Sheds Project

The Ground Floor

The Newburgh building

McLintock Way

Barnsley, S70 6BF 

Email: m.poskitt@ageukbarnsley.org.uk